Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central 2020 Preview

1990’s = 68-30

2000’s = 89-29

2010’s = 89-29

2019 was a big year for SMCC, taking them all the way to Ford Field, defeating Glen Lake 7-0, en route to a D6 State Title. In his 6th season, Head Coach Adam Kipf(40-16), will be once again be patrolling the sidelines for the Green and Gold. Assistants will be:  Bill Bacarella, Nick Calkins, Brian Flint, Nate Geiger, John Giarmo, Scott Hoffman, Kyle McElvany, Lonn Passon.

Top Returning Players:

Zach Patterson (OL/DL) – 20 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, 3 pass break ups

Cole Jondro – 56 carries – 332 yards, 6 touchdowns, 1 reception – 19 yards

Garett Bergmoser – 23 tackles, 2 TFLs, 7 pass break ups

Returning Starters (Offense – 2): Zach Patterson (G), Brendan Walters (G)

Returning Starters (Defense – 2): Tyler Cooper (DB), Garett Bergmoser (DB)

Falcons celebrate at Ford Field. Photo courtesy of Mlive

Coach Kipf’s Thoughts:We are a young team this year.  We will have 24 underclassmen including 8-9 sophomores up.  We will have to grow up quickly in order to survive.  Both sides of the ball we have had to slow down a little bit and coach up our kids on how to run our system.  The league looks to be balanced this year.  Just about every team has the talent and potential to win on any given Friday.  Should be a fun, challenging year for everyone.

FNV Outlook: 2020 brings a season of many new things, especially for the Falcons. Plenty of new faces coupled with a new division, SMCC must put behind them the glory of 2019, if they are to soar to great things in 2020. It is an odd thing coming off a state title, you never want to forget how great it felt, yet there is so much work to be done, with all new players in so many positions. It isn’t an easy task balancing the two, but nobody is feeling sorry for the defending D6 State Champs. This could be a season where SMCC will need to find themselves early and gain momentum as the season progresses. I for one, believe that will be the case.

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